Up wi' the carls of Dysart, And the lads o' Buckhiven, And the Kimmers o' Largo, And the lasses o' Leven. Hey ca' thro' ca' thro' For we hae mickle a do, Hey ca' thro ca' thro' For we hae mickle a do. We hae tales to tell, And we hae sangs to sing; We hae pennies to spend, And we hae pints to bring. Hey ca' thro' ca' thro'... We'll live a' our days, And them that comes behin', Let them do the like, And spend the gear they win. Hey ca' thro' ca' thro'...
- by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Francis George Scott (1880 - 1958), "The carles of Dysart", published 1922 [female voice and piano], from Scottish lyrics set to music, Book 1, no. 1, Bayley & Ferguson [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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